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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Since I haven't mentioned SketchUp

Since I did not even mention Google's acquisition of SketchUp when it happened a week or so ago, I thought I should at least acknowledge it. There's been quite a bit of speculation and analysis of the purchase; here's the latest from Directions Magazine (21Mar06).

In mid-February, I had the pleasure of having coffee with a prominent AEC businessperson. As we discussed various strategies and tools for 3D modeling, the conversation led to SketchUp's Google Earth plugin. I remember their question/statement, "Have you visited SketchUp lately? They are Google."